BIOS swap on server PC. Memory acquisition using firewire, reboot or userspace tools is standard. What if your intel motherboard BIOS wipes ECC memory and live plugging PCIe fails?
The presentation describes an alternative way to initialise RAM using methods from the coreboot project. After initialisation the RAM can be dumped compressed over serial and a LPC-USB device.
Event program page: https://program.ohm2013.org/event/157.html